Detour de France: An Englishman in Search of a Continental Education

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The bestselling author of Fatty Batter is back with a hilarious tale of a Brit travelling through France in a quest for Gallic elan and savoir-faire. Will he go from being a scotch-egg eating English provincial to a champagne-sipping worldly sophisticate in the process?

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Michael Simkins trained at RADA. He has appeared in more than 70 plays, stage highlights include A View from the Bridge at the National Theatre as well as musicals Chicago and Mamma Mia. He also directed Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends at the Greenwich Theatre. He has made countless TV appearances - recent credits include Foyle's War and My Family - as well as turns on the silver screen in such films as Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy. He has worked with luminaries as diverse as Anthony Perkins, John Malkovich, Michael Gambon and Buster Merryfield. He lives with his actress wife Julia in London.

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"Brimming with well-told anecdotes with perfectly delivered punchlines...a must-read for anyone stepping on the Eurostar" The Daily Telegraph "Vive le Simkins!" Metro "Insightful, charming and trouser-wipingly funny." Stephen Fry "Simkins makes even the worst travel experience pleasurable. In fact, the worse it is, the better he gets." Michael Palin "Funnier than Bryson" Michael Billington

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